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South Side Neighborhood Watch

2/13/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: An Akron man stopped for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road Jan. 30 was arrested on a warrant for having a weapon under disability (due to a prior felony conviction) and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A North Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported Feb. 1 a relative used his identity to open credit card accounts in his name without his permission, and creditors are taking action to collect money owed on the accounts. Summit County sheriff’s deputies advised the victim to contact fraud investigators with the credit card companies.

At 2:30 a.m. Feb. 2, deputies patrolling Interstate 77 stopped a driver for lane violations and noticed he exhibited signs of impairment. The Akron man failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

Employees of a Manchester Road pub reported Feb. 3 an intoxicated patron created a disturbance when a bartender refused to serve him more alcohol, and he attempted to throw a bar stool. Deputies arrived to find him yelling and cursing at employees. The Akron man was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies contacted an Akron man Feb. 4 and told him to have no contact with a North Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman who reported he made threatening calls to her following their break-up.

On Feb. 6, deputies went to a Portage Lakes Drive residence and arrested a woman on a warrant for child endangering. She was taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On Jan. 31, Summit County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters responded to Akron-Canton Airport, where a vehicle that is used to de-ice aircraft caught fire. The fire was extinguished, and there were no injuries.

While patrolling a Mayfair Road residential complex Feb. 1, deputies observed a man who had been told to stay off the property sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. He reportedly provided false information to officers, who arrested him for trespassing and obstruction of official business. During his arrest, deputies found heroin in his possession, and he was charged with felony possession of drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies went to a South Main Street bar Feb. 1, arrested an Akron woman wanted on warrants for possession of drugs, and took her to the Summit County Jail.

A South Main Street man reported Feb. 2 his ex-girlfriend showed up at his apartment, and when he refused to let her in, she spit on him through a kitchen window. The female said she went to the apartment to stop him from calling her. Deputies advised the parties to have no contact with each other.

On Feb. 3, deputies investigated a hit-skip accident on Moore Road and questioned a man who pulled into a nearby driveway and turned off the vehicle’s lights. The Canal Fulton man was arrested for driving under suspension and additionally charged with three counts of drug possession after a vehicle inventory revealed numerous items of contraband. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies and EMS responded to a report of a drug overdose at a Greensburg Road residence Feb. 3, when the victim attempted to flee and grabbed a wooden plank to use as a weapon. He was subdued, taken into custody and charged with obstruction of official business and resisting arrest. A second male, who fled and returned to the residence later, was arrested after deputies found his footprints leading to an area used for the manufacture of methamphetamine. He was apprehended, and the county drug unit was called to the residence to confiscate chemicals used to make drugs, as well as drug abuse instruments. Both men were charged with their possession. The wife and son of the man who overdosed were taken to a hospital.

Following a Feb. 3 call that a passenger in a vehicle was screaming he had been shot, deputies located the vehicle on Interstate 77 and found the passenger with a bleeding hand. He stated he had been shot, but after he and the driver were questioned separately, both admitted the passenger smashed a window with his hand during an argument, and he was screaming he had been shot in order to get the driver to stop the vehicle. The passenger was arrested for inducing panic, and the driver was arrested for driving under suspension. Both Akron men were released with court summonses.

The manager of a South Arlington Road auto sales business reported Feb. 4 a 2011 Buick Regal worth $18,000 was stolen from the lot between 10 and 11 a.m. Deputies are investigating.

On Feb. 6, deputies went to an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence, arrested a woman on a warrant and took her to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man stopped for speeding on South Main Street Feb. 6 was arrested for having two open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and released with a court summons.

Deputies were called to a Massillon Road fitness center Feb. 6 for two women who were fighting. One woman said the other threatened to physically harm her unless she stopped dating the other woman’s ex-husband. Employees requested that both women leave the business.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A vacant Flickinger Road building was entered through a manhole Feb. 1, and face masks, a power saw and table vise were taken, as well as seven beer cans and a syringe and wrapper.

A Plaza Court resident reported Feb. 3 a neighbor keeps taking his mail. He told police he overheard the woman talk about using his Medicaid card and who to share it with. He also reported several days later that three checks were missing from his mailbox.

Police charged a Mount View man with assault after he allegedly punched his neighbor during an argument Feb. 5.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Skyview Road woman reported Feb. 1 that $15,000 of jewelry was missing from her mother’s Highland Park Drive estate.

Police responded to a call on Rex Lake Road Feb. 3 because a female student was reportedly destroying property and making threats. Police found the female assaulting and spitting on an employee. She reportedly kicked the window and cage of the police cruiser and scratched the holding cell, and was taken to a hospital. The girl was arrested for assault, criminal damaging and aggravated menacing.

A Renninger Road man reported Feb. 3 he received a tax form from a Florida company he had never worked for with his name and Social Security number. Police are investigating the matter.

A Manchester Road man found a credit card near his mailbox Feb. 8. Police were unable to locate the owner, and the card was deactivated.

A Melcher Avenue man reported Feb. 9 that two necklaces with a total value of $2,000 were stolen from his residence.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police were called to an East Waterloo Road bar for a fight Feb. 1 and arrived to find several individuals being escorted out of the business. An Edith Avenue man claimed a University Avenue man hit him in the mouth with a wallet that contained a badge that chipped his tooth. Both had been consuming alcohol, according to the police report.

An Arizona woman in town to take care of property she owned called police to ask that they impound her car Feb. 2 after her brother, who drove her to the airport in it, failed to return it to her father’s house.

On Feb. 3, a Louisville man reported that a Franklin Road man hit him in the face with a pistol, then slapped him and threatened to pistol whip him. Police arrested the man at a South Arlington Road store and charged him with assault and carrying concealed weapons after two loaded guns were found in the cab of his vehicle. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.

During a traffic stop Feb. 4, a Forest Drive woman was charged with possession of marijuana found in the vehicle and driving under suspension, and she was transferred to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department for a warrant.

Also on that day, an Ironwood Road woman reported she left her purse in the carriage of a cart at a South Arlington Road store, and when she returned to retrieve it, two debit cards were missing and had been used to make unauthorized purchases.

A vehicle parked on Hyland Park Drive was entered Feb. 4 and a driver’s license, $150 and a credit card were stolen.

A Johnston Court man was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on hit-skip charges out of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and transferred there Feb. 4.

On Feb. 5, a warrant on domestic violence charges was issued for a Meadowridge Road man after he reportedly put his hands around the neck of his former spouse during an argument. The man has a previous domestic violence conviction, according to the police report.

Charges are pending on a Florida Avenue woman who reportedly made $208 in unauthorized purchases using a stolen credit card at a South Arlington Road store Feb. 7. The card was stolen from a Kenmore Boulevard woman at Kenmore High School.

During a traffic stop Feb. 10, a Zircon Street man who was found to be driving under eight suspensions was charged with possession of drugs after an Oxycontin pill was found in a cigarette box in his car. He was transferred to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

Editor’s note: The reports provided here are a sampling of those filed with area police departments and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. For questions related to the reports we’ve included or others we have not, call the South Side News Leader at 330-665-9595 or toll-free at 888-945-9595. To provide information on an alleged criminal act noted in this week’s report, call the appropriate police department.

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